Immersive exploration of the past: augmented reality at the service of our memories
Augmented reality has been widely used in a variety of fields, including education, medicine and entertainment, but one area is still missing: the death market. By pushing back the traditional boundaries of commemoration and remembrance, augmented reality now offers the possibility of connecting with a deceased person in a more immersive way.
An application for augmented reality memories
The QR Code are among the features that trigger augmented reality, and several applications are now using them to leave memories of the deceased after their death. Lilian Delaveau's Requiem Code application offers a different way of personalising graves by placing QR codes on funeral plaques. The advantage of this feature is that you can change and add the photos and videos you want using the application.
On the technical side:
- the format can be up to a maximum of one hour of photos and videos
- the QR Code can be private or accessible to all
- installation is fast and imperishable
Customers are also monitored over time, and every 5 years an email is sent to them to find out whether the augmented reality souvenir is still useful or not.
A growing idea
Although this is a complex and delicate subject, Requiem Code's ambition is to develop a service similar to Doctolib in the funeral sector. Their primary objective is to facilitate contact between bereaved families and trusted professionals, both for young users and for older people who are not used to new technologies. The idea will develop over the next few years and will be accessible to everyone.
Following the success of the Requiem Code project, other applications are being developed and traditional funeral directors are beginning to focus on this new technique. Soon, we'll be able to imagine all the graves with this new augmented reality feature. It's yet another step forward in futuristic projects that we scarcely thought possible just a few years ago.